Saturday, July 16, 2011

Liverpool Ready To Pay €10m for Arsenal Target: Aly Cissokho

Fortune has so smiled on Liverpool this year that a keen Premier League fan would not be mincing words if he/she from now on, refers to them as 'genuine title contender' even before the upcoming season takes a full swing.

The signings have become a daily affair prompting observers and analysts alike to rename the elite group of four to five with the possibility of adding a sixth, if things go dicey.

Just like Arsenal, Liverpool have defensive problems as well, especially the left back department of their squad. Owing to injuries rotational policies have been enforced regularly by Kenny Dalglish, in a desperate bid to manage the situation. The same scenario might repeat itself at the Emirates this coming season if Arsene Wenger does not delegate his defensive duties in time.

Both tacticians have seen first-hand the need to sign an experienced left-back, with Olimpique Lyon's Aly Cissokho emerging as the bone of contention between the two clubs. According to French daily Le Parisien the Reds are prepared to meet Lyon's €10m asking price for the 23-year-old France international.

Arsenal are set to lose despite suggestions from some corners that Arsene will add something of value, alongside an improved offer to scupper Dalglish's plan.